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Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records, 1994-2011 | University of Houston Libraries

By Leigh Fought, June 1999; Timothy Wyatt, 2012

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Collection Overview

Title: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records, 1994-2011

Predominant Dates:1994-2000

ID: 02/1999-002

Primary Creator: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Extent: 6.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1999. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Art - Texas - Houston, Art and literature - Texas - Houston, Artists - Texas - Houston, Arts - Texas - Houston, Women artists - Texas - Houston, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Bylaws (administrative records), Correspondence, Minutes, Newsletters, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) consist of meeting minutes, fliers about events, and newsletters. All material dates from 1994 to 2011. The collection arrived in the archives in excellent order, arranged neatly into newsletters and meeting minutes, which were filed and arranged chronologically. The collection has been broken into five series: Administration, Publications, Events, Multi-Media, and Various Materials.

Biographical Note

The Women in Visual and Literary Arts (WIVLA) attempts to combine the talent of visual artists and writers in order to stimulate the creative process and provide a forum for female artistic endeavors through shows and networking. The organization began in 1993, the brainchild of "a writer, an artist, an art consultant and a gallery owner." Within a year, membership flourished quickly. The organization holds monthly meetings that include a featured speaker, and also holds exhibits and readings where members may present their latest work. In the future, WIVLA hopes to provide "studios, writing suites, workshop space, gallery, gift shop and library" in order to facilitate the flowering of artistic activity among the women of Houston.

Subject/Index Terms

Art - Texas - Houston
Art and literature - Texas - Houston
Artists - Texas - Houston
Arts - Texas - Houston
Women artists - Texas - Houston
Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Accruals: Additional materials were acquired in 2010 as part of a donation by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports are closed for three years.

All meeting minutes and treasury reports are not to be photocopied at any time.

Acquisition Method: Donated by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, 1999.

Preferred Citation: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Finding Aid Revision History: March 2006 Edited with XMetaL 2 by Amelia Abreu  August 2006 Revised and updated with XMetaL 2 by Amanda R. Martinez. Revised and updated by Timothy Wyatt, 2013.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administration],
[Series 2: Publications],
[Series 3: Events],
[Series 4: Multi-Media],
[Series 5: Various Materials],
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Series 1: Administration
This series consists of materials related to the administration of the organization. Included are materials related to the history and governance, finances, and membership of WIVLA. The sub-series related to the Board of Directors includes both meeting minutes as well as information on Board Retreats. For photograph materials related to meetings and retreats refer to Series 4. All meeting minutes and treasury reports are not to be photocopied at any time.
Sub-Series 1: Organization
Box 1
Folder 1: Bylaws, 1995, 1998, 2011
Folder 2: Database, 2001
Folder 3: General Information, 1994-2000
Folder 4: Guidelines, undated
Folder 5: Officer Descriptions, undated
Folder 6: Scholarships, 2001, 2008
Folder 7: Storage, 2001
Folder 8: Storage, 2010
Folder 9: Surveys, 1996-2003
Folder 10: Website, 2001
Sub-Series 2: Committees
Box 1
Folder 11: Mailing Committee, 1998-1999
Folder 12: Nominating Committee, 2001
Folder 13: Performance Committee, 1999
Folder 14: Publicity and Marketing Committee, 1999-2000
Folder 15: Underwriter Committee, 1999-2000
Sub-Series 3: Financial
Box 1
Folder 16: Treasurer’s Reports, 1994-1996
Folder 17: Treasurer’s Reports, 1997-1999
Folder 18: Treasurer’s Reports, 2000-2006
Sub-Series 4: Membership
Box 1
Folder 19: Correspondence, 2000
Folder 20: Directory, 2000-2001
Folder 21: Directory, 2003
Folder 22: Directory, 2004
Folder 23: Directory, 2005
Folder 24: Directory, 2007
Folder 25: Directory, 2010-2011
Folder 26: Lists, 1994-1998
Folder 27: Lists, undated
Folder 28: New Members, 2000
Folder 29: New Members, 2003
Folder 30: New Members, 2005
Folder 31: New Members, 2006
Folder 32: New Members, 2007
Folder 33: New Members, 2008
Folder 34: New Members, 2009
Folder 35: Non-Renewals, 2000
Folder 36: Officials, 1994-2003
Folder 37: Past Presidents, undated
Folder 38: Renewals, 2000
Folder 39: Renewals, 2003
Folder 40: Renewals, 2005
Folder 41: Renewals, 2006
Folder 42: Renewals, 2007
Folder 43: Renewals, 2008
Folder 44: Renewals, 2009
Box 2
Folder 1: Roster-Charter Members, 1994
Folder 2: Roster, 1995
Folder 3: Roster, 1996
Folder 4: Roster, 1997
Folder 5: Roster, 1998
Folder 6: Roster, 1999
Folder 7: Roster, 2000
Folder 8: Roster, 2001
Folder 9: Roster, 2002
Folder 10: Roster, 2003
Folder 11: Various, undated
Sub-Series 5: Correspondence
Box 2
Folder 12: Events, 1997-2001
Folder 13: Fundraisers and Donations, 1997-2005
Folder 14: Organization, 1994-2001
Folder 15: Speakers, 1998-1999
Folder 16: Various, 1995-2011
Sub-Series 6: Board of Directors
Box 2
Folder 17: General Information, 1994-2006
Folder 18: Meeting Ideas, undated
Folder 19: Meeting, 1994
Folder 20: Meeting, 1995
Folder 21: Meeting, 1996
Folder 22: Meeting, 1997
Folder 23: Meeting, 1998
Folder 24: Meeting, 1999
Folder 25: Meeting, 2000
Folder 26: Meeting, 2000
Folder 27: Meeting, 2001
Folder 28: Meeting, 2002
Folder 29: Meeting, 2003
Folder 30: Meeting, 2005
Folder 31: Meeting, 2006
Folder 32: Meeting, 2008
Folder 33: Meeting, 2010
Folder 34: Meeting, 2011
Folder 35: Retreat, April 24-25, 1998
Folder 36: Retreat, May 21-23, 1999
Folder 37: Retreat, May 2000
Folder 38: Retreat, May 4, 2002
Folder 39: Retreat, April 2003
Folder 40: Retreat, May 1, 2004
Folder 41: Retreat, May 21, 2005
Folder 42: Retreat, April 2007
Folder 43: Retreat, May 23, 2009
Folder 44: Retreat, May 15, 2010
Folder 45: Retreat, 2012
Series 2: Publications
This series consists of publications released by WIVLA including newsletters and anthologies. The newsletters contain information about the organization and events WIVLA was involved. The anthologies are printed collections of members’ works including poems, stories and artwork.
Box 2
Folder 46: Newsletters, 1995
Folder 47: Newsletters, 1996
Folder 48: Newsletters, 1997
Folder 49: Newsletters, 1998
Folder 50: Newsletters, 1999
Folder 51: Newsletters, 2000
Folder 52: Newsletters, 2001
Folder 53: Newsletters, 2002
Folder 54: Newsletters, 2003
Folder 55: Newsletters, 2004
Folder 56: Newsletters, 2005
Folder 57: Newsletters, 2006
Folder 58: Newsletters, 2009
Folder 59: Newsletters, 2010
Folder 60: Newsletters, 2011
Folder 61: Newsletter Information, undated
Folder 62: Anthology, 1997
Folder 63: Anthology, 1998
Box 3
Folder 1: Anthology, 1999
Folder 2: Anthology, 2000
Folder 3: Anthology Receipts, 2000-2001
Folder 4: Anthology Information, 1999
Folder 5: Anthology Information, 2003
Series 3: Events
This series contains documents pertaining to events in which WIVLA played a primary role. The material may include correspondence, programs, and invitations for the stated events. For event photographs and other audio visual materials refer to Series 4.
Box 3
Folder 6: 1st Annual Exhibition, 1995
Folder 7: 3rd Annual Exhibit and Readings, 1996
Folder 8: 3rd Annual Citizenship Week, November 2011
Folder 9: 4th Annual Exhibition, 1999
Folder 10: 15th Anniversary, 2010
Folder 11: Annual Print Show and Sell, 1999
Folder 12: Annual Print Show and Sell, 2003
Folder 13: Annual Print Show and Sell, 2005
Folder 14: Archway Readings, 1997, 2005-2006
Folder 15: “Arts & Healing”, 2003
Folder 16: Art Bridge Houston, undated
Folder 17: “Art for the Heart” Correspondence, 2003-2004
Folder 18: “Art for the Heart” Documents, 2004
Folder 19: “Art for the Heart” Public Relations, 2004
Folder 20: Barnes and Noble, November 1999
Folder 21: Baskets, undated
Folder 22: “Bejeweled Gala”, 2005
Folder 23: “Body Language”, 2009
Folder 24: “Café on the Green”, October-December 1997
Folder 25: Collaborative I, 1998
Folder 26: Collaborative: La Colombe d’Or, 1998
Folder 27: Collaborative: Crossings, 2000
Folder 28: Collaborative: Flip Side, 2002
Folder 29: Collaborative: Twists and Turns, 2004
Folder 30: DiverseWorks, 2000
Folder 31: ECO Fund, 2000, 2005
Folder 32: “Finding Balance”, 2011
Folder 33: Friends of Women’s Studies 10th Anniversary, October 21, 2006
Folder 34: “Full Frontal View”, August 1997
Folder 35: Get-to-Know Slide Show, undated
Folder 36: Guestbook, 1995-1997
Folder 37: Heights Fire Station, 2001
Folder 38: “History in Bloom”, 1999
Folder 39: Holiday Gift Boutique, 1997-1998
Folder 40: Juried Photofest, 2000
Folder 41: “A Little Bazaar”, 1995
Folder 42: Living Archives Series, 1997
Folder 43: Member’s Activities, 1997-1999
Folder 44: “Maybe a Miniature", 1999
Folder 45: Mayor’s Summit for Women, 1999
Folder 46: Member Retreat, August 18, 2010
Folder 47: Membership Show, 1998-1999
Folder 48: Museum of Printing History, 1998-1999
Folder 49: Mystery Mural, 1996
Folder 50: Omni Houston Hotel, 1997, 2000
Folder 51: “On-line”, 1998
Folder 52: Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, 1997
Folder 53: Salon and High Tea II, 1999
Folder 54: “Salon in Black &White” Correspondence, 1999-2000
Folder 55: “Salon in Black &White” Documents, 1999-2000
Folder 56: “Salon in Black &White” Master Lists, 2000
Folder 57: “Salon in Black &White” Response Cards, 2000
Folder 58: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2006
Folder 59: Suitcase Show, 2006
Folder 60: “Sunday at the Salon” Correspondence, 1999
Folder 61: “Sunday at the Salon” Documents, 1999
Folder 62: “Sunday at the Salon” Financials, 1999
Folder 63: “Sunday at the Salon” Programs and Initiatives, 1999
Folder 64: “Sunday at the Salon” Response Cards, 1999
Folder 65: Table Talk Luncheon, 1999, 2001, 2004
Folder 66: University of Houston Women’s Studies, 1997-2000
Folder 67: Various Events, 1995-2001
Folder 68: Visual Membership Exhibition, 2005
Folder 69: Women United Conference, November 1999
Folder 70: Workshops, 1997-2000
OVS Box 6
Item 5: The Suitcase Show Poster, 2006
Series 4: Multi-Media
This series consists of photographs, negatives, slides, prints and audio visual materials. All material is organized by name of the event. Some photographs have been labeled with information provided by WIVLA.
Sub-Series 1: Photographic Material
Box 4
Folder 1: 1st Anniversary and Meeting, 1994-1995
Folder 2: 3rd Annual Exhibit and Reading, 1997
Folder 3: 10th Anniversary, 2005
Folder 4: Anthology, undated
Folder 5: Anthology Zip Disk, 1999
Folder 6: Bejeweled Gala, 2005
Folder 7: Board Meeting, 2005-2006
Folder 8: Board Retreat, 1998
Folder 9: Board Retreat, May 2000
Folder 10: Board Retreat, 2010
Folder 11: Board Retreat, undated
Folder 12: Christmas Party, 1995-1996
Folder 13: Christmas Party, 1996
Folder 14: Christmas Party, 1999
Folder 15: Circle of Fire, 2010
Folder 16: Collaborative II: La Colombe d’Or, 1998
Folder 17: Collaborative: Flip Side, 2002
Folder 18: Collaborative: Bank of America, 2003
Folder 19: Exhibit, 2003
Folder 20: Firehouse Exhibits, 2001
Folder 21: General Meeting, 1994
Folder 22: General Meeting, 1995
Folder 23: General Meeting, 1996
Folder 24: General Meeting, 1997
Folder 25: General Meeting, 1998
Folder 26: General Meeting, 1999-2000
Folder 27: General Meeting, April 2000
Folder 28: General Meeting, May 2000
Folder 29: General Meeting, June 2000
Folder 30: General Meeting, July 2000
Folder 31: General Meeting, August 2000
Folder 32: General Meeting, September - November 2000
Folder 33: General Meeting, January 2001
Folder 34: General Meeting, February 2001
Folder 35: “Land of Odd” Photo Album, undated
Folder 36: Literary Day, January 2006
Folder 37: Mayor’s Summit, 2000
Folder 38: Member Exhibit, 1996
Folder 39: Miniature Exhibit, 2000
Folder 40: Omni Houston Hotel, 1997
Folder 41: Print Show, August 10, 2000
Folder 42: Readings at Brigid’s Place, 2000
Folder 43: Readings at Diedrich’s, July 2000
Folder 44: Readings at Archway Gallery, February 2001
Folder 45: “Salon in Black and White”, 2000
Folder 46: “Salon in Black and White”, 2000
Folder 47: Salon Kick-off Party, July 2000
Folder 48: “Seeds of Healing”, 2002
Folder 49: Show and Tell, February 20, 2001
Folder 50: Show and Tell Negatives, 2002
Folder 51: Slides, 2000
Folder 52: “Suitcase Show”, February 6, 2006
Folder 53: “Suitcase Show”, February 11, 2006
Folder 54: Sunday at the Salon, 1999
Folder 55: Sunday at the Salon, 1999
Folder 56: Unknown Event, undated
Folder 57: Unknown Event, undated
Folder 58: Unknown Event Prints, undated
Box 5
Folder 1: Unknown Event, 2001
Folder 2: Unknown Event Photo CD, 2010
Folder 3: Unknown Exhibit, undated
Folder 4: Various Events, undated
Folder 5: Various Events, 2000-2001
Folder 6: Various Events Photo CD, undated
Folder 7: Various Events Photo CD, 2010
Folder 8: Visual Membership Exhibition, 2005
Folder 9: WARC, undated
OVS Box 6
Item 3: Proof Sheets Unknown Exhibit, undated
Sub-Series 2: Audio Visual
Box 5
Folder 10: Archway Reading Cassette, 2007
Folder 11: Suitcase Show Cassettes, 2006
Folder 12: Suitcase Show DVD, 2006
Series 5: Various Materials
This series contains materials that do not fit into any of the previous series. Most of the material held in this series does not pertain directly to WIVLA. Included are two pieces of art work made by members of the organization.
Box 5
Folder 13: Clippings, 1997, 1999
Folder 14: Document Discs, undated
Folder 15: Houston Women’s Caucus for Art, 2010
Folder 16: Imprint Anthology, 2010
Folder 17: Lifetime Membership Certificate, 2009
Folder 18: Past Speakers Biographies, undated
Folder 19: “Robert’s Rules of Order”, 2009
Folder 20: Various, undated
Folder 21: Zip Disks, undated
OVS Box 6
Item 1: “Belle,” Kathie Harris, undated
Item 2: “Portrait of a 90’s Woman,” Sue Lorenz, undated
Item 4: SeaTel Canvas Bag, undated
Item 6: WIVLA Sign, undated

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